24 Oct How Long Before I Start to See Results With Invisalign?
The ability to straighten the teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires may very well be the most exciting orthodontic development in recent history. Not only is the Invisalign method more comfortable and more attractive than traditional braces, it provides certain health benefits as well.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, they provide patients with an opportunity to practice excellent oral hygiene throughout the orthodontic process. There are no rubber bands and brackets to trap food and plaque. During a time when most patients struggle to control gum disease, Invisalign patients are able to brush and floss properly in order to prevent inflammation. [pullquote]Since Invisalign aligners are removable, they provide patients with an opportunity to practice excellent oral hygiene throughout the orthodontic process.[/pullquote]
In addition to the numerous advantages that can be credited to the innovative Invisalign design, there are also many advantages related to the Invisalign technique. Approximately every 2 weeks, as the aligners are changed, your teeth will gradually move. The gentle, steady pressure that is created with each new tray will nudge the teeth a little closer to their final destinations.
Just a few weeks after your treatment begins, you should be able to detect visible results. Though the results will appear minimal at first, you can expect to observe continuous progress with each tray change. Most patients can report noticeable changes after approximately 4-6 weeks. Of course, the rate of your progress will be influenced by your willingness to wear your aligners at all times, with the exception of eating and brushing.
There is a scientific rationale behind this slow and steady concept. Moving the teeth too quickly would be painful. It could cause damage to the tooth roots and also cause bone loss. A more gentle and constant approach is more comfortable for the patient and safer for the teeth as well.
A straighter, healthier smile can be yours! If you are interested in watching your new smile take shape inside your Invisalign aligners, just contact the office of Dr. Paul Lounsberry, serving Round Rock and surrounding areas, to schedule a professional consultation.